Tomato Tasting Event
The Elk Grove Community Garden will have 30 varieties of tomatoes to taste, plus garden tours. 9 a.m.-noon. 10025 Hampton Oak Drive, Elk Grove. Free. (916) 479-3825.
Tomato Tasting Event and Workshops
Master gardeners’ composting workshop and edible-landscapes talk. Taste tomatoes, peppers, apples, and more, and vote for your favorite. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Demonstration Garden, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.
Next Saturday and Sept. 8
Sacramento Begonia Show and Sale
The Sacramento Chapter of the American Begonia Society hosts its annual show and sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 283-5960.
Hosted by the Sacramento Tree Foundation. Care for McKinley Park trees by applying mulch around them. Meet near the Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento, Sept. 9. Free. (916) 974-4333.
Burlap and Bees Interiors Market Days
Furniture, decor and garden goods. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 360 Riley St., Folsom. Free. (916) 790-2337.
McKinley Park Tree Tours
The Sacramento Tree Foundation will hold tree-care sessions with a certified arborist. Bring a tablet or smartphone if possible. Learn to identify trees, edit data and more using GreenprintMaps. 6:30 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 974-4333.
Mother Lode Rose Society
A presentation of the Rose Gardens of France by Linda Knowles. 1:30 p.m. Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Free. (530) 626-1722.
El Dorado Hills Garden Club
Debbie Arrington of the Sacramento Bee will discuss roses. Visitors welcome. 3 p.m. EDH Fire House, 1050 Wilson Blvd., El Dorado Hills. Free. (916) 719-3403.
Sacramento Orchid Society
Francisco Miranda will present, “Laelias of the Brazilian Countryside.” Guests welcome. 7 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, 1831 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 989-1650.
Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society
The program is “A Tourist in Cuba Part 2,” by Jo Ellen Arnold. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 729-3475.
Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County
“Planting and Caring for a Fall Garden,” will be presented by Marsha Pruitt, Master Gardener. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Administration Building, Room 1, 5750 Grant Avenue, Carmichael. Free. (916) 635-6724.
Sacramento Geranium Club
Debbie Arrington will share her experiences interviewing gardeners and visiting their gardens. The club will also celebrate its 65th Anniversary. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3300 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 808-8800.
California Native Plant Society
Author Helen Popper to speak. 7 p.m. Shepard Garden & Arts Center, 3330 McKinely Blvd., Sacramento.
Embroiders’ Guild of America
Lois Kershner will lecture on designing a threadscape. 7 p.m. SMUD, 6201 S St., Sacramento. Free. (916) 223-2751.
Foothills Horticulture Society
Eric Trygg to speak on Bromeliads and Carnivorous plants. 6-8 p.m. Albaugh Community Room, Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City. First meeting is free; $15 annual membership. (916) 269-3444.
Classes and workshops
Seed Saving Basics
Discover the benefits of seed saving, explore the differences between hybrid and open-pollinated varieties, and learn about harvesting and proper storage techniques. 10 a.m.-noon. Nevada County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.
Exotic Plants owner Kifumi Keppler will present. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento. Free. (916) 922-4769.
Next Saturday and Sept. 10
The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County will host a meat-preservation workshop. 10 a.m.-Noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.
Sept. 14 and 17
Vinegars, Condiments & Chutneys
The Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County will host a workshop on preserving vinegars, condiments, and chutneys. 10 a.m.-Noon. El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5506.
California Native Plants in the Landscape
Discover the benefits of native plants, learn tips on sucessful planting and irrigation, and how to select plants for your location with master gardeners. NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.